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Bod-Inc: G-147

Gesta Romanorum


Analysis of Content

a1r Gesta Romanorum [Cap. 1-136, 138-63, 137, 164-81]. ‘Ex gestis Romanorum historie notabiles de viciis virtutibusque tractantes cum applicacionibus moralizatis et misticis.’ See G‑143.

m5r [Colophon.]

m5r [Table of contents.]


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, 1482-94]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by GW; Sheppard dates [1482-90].


Collation: a–l8 mn6.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed ai, etc.


ISTC: ig00284000

GW: GW 10886;

Hain: C 2718;

Goff: Goff G‑284;

BMC: BMC I 199;

Proctor: Pr 915;

Others: Hillard 893; Oates 413; Sack, Freiburg, 1231; Sheppard 703-4; Voulliéme, Köln, 502.

LCN: 14028492


Copy number: G-147(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century white glazed paper boards.

Size: 299 × 218 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 210 mm.

On a1r a six-line initial is supplied in blue. Paragraph initials, paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); sale (1835), lot 1826. One of two copies purchased for £2. 2. 0 or £1. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 11.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.24.

Copy number: G-147(2)

Bound with:
2. Werner Rolewinck, Fasciculus temporum. [Strasbourg: Johann Prüss, not before 1490] (R‑125(2)).

Binding: Sixteenth-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two clasps lost; rebacked. On both covers triple fillets form a double frame; within the outer frame are stamps of scrolls with two kinds of flowers. Title across the upper part of the fore-edge.

Size: 285 × 194 × 41 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 185 mm.

On the front endleaf an autograph letter of T. F. Dibdin to Francis Douce.

Initials are supplied in red; capital strokes in red in a1r only.

Provenance: Johannes Fontanus (fl. 1587); on the front endleaf ‘Sum Iohannis Fontani emptus A 87', in a sixteenth-century(?) hand. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 183(1).

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